Staff Review: The Hero of This Book

The Hero of This Book
by Elizabeth McCracken
Review by Bel

This is an incredibly tender, profound and FUNNY novel about grief, love and storytelling. McCracken’s eye for creating eccentric characters is superb – they leap off the page. She delights in human absurdity and the slippery art of writing about your family – be it fiction or memoir, or both at once. One of my favourites of 2023 so far. For fans of We All Want Impossible Things Deborah Levy’s Things I Don’t Want to Know trilogy, Elizabeth Strout and Ann Patchett.